Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone

Moving away from blue and white {although I’m still wearing white} and trying out a yellow midi skirt. 

Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone | Yellow Midi Skirt, Straw Basket Bag styled on Louella Reese

c/o basic white tee shirt | yellow midi skirt {only available in red & black online} | straw tote {available in black only, similar in neutral} | floral bandana | espadrille loafers {on sale} | c/o white statement earrings | cable cuff | cable ring

Happy Thursday y’all! This week has been one of the slowest weeks EVER. Seriously, Monday and Tuesday felt like they were each two days. I was convinced Tuesday afternoon that it was Thursday. I think it is in part because of the business that is about to be my life over the next several weeks {aka month and a half}. And while I’m excited, I’m also a bit anxious and nervous about it. Due to the fact that I love down time and me time and there won’t be much time for either of those! Anyone else ever feel like that? 

Any who, onto today’s post and look. I bet you’re super shocked right now to see a look on Louella Reese that contains NO blue and just the tiniest hint of pink. Usually every look as at least a little blue {most of the time, a lot} or pink. However, when I spotted this yellow midi skirt I immediately picked it up and carried it right to the fitting room. Which seriously has NEVER happened before. By that I mean, I’ve never picked up something yellow and thought, “I have to have this” – mainly due to the fact I thought yellow looked horrible on me! 

Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone | Basic White Tee and Yellow Midi Skirt styled on Louella Reese
Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone | Basic White Tee and Yellow Midi Skirt styled on Louella Reese Blog
Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone | Basic White Tee and Yellow Midi Skirt styled on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone | Messy Topknot, Basic White Tee, White Statement Earrings styled on Louella Reese
Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone | Basic White Tee, Yellow Midi Skirt, Straw Tote styled on Louella Reese

Therefore, I never wore it. The color was not included in my wardrobe and when I spotted a piece in the hue I immediately thought, “oh that’d be terrible on me.”  – who’s been there, done that before? But for some reason decided to give it a go with this skirt and you know what, I was SO pleasantly surprised. Instantly loved the piece and loved it on me! Who would have thought?! 

Step out of your color comfort zone 

So my recommendation to y’all is to step out of your color comfort zone and try a piece in a hue you’ve always thought looked horrible on you. Or one you just never thought you could pull off. Because y’all, you never know, the color might surprise you and become you’re new favorite. Maybe that’s aggressive, maybe you’ll just like it and wear it more often haha. 

Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone | Basic White Tee and Yellow Midi Skirt featured on Louella Reese
Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone | Casual Summer Style | Basic White Tee and Yellow Midi Skirt styled on Louella Reese
Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone | Basic White Tee and Yellow Midi Skirt featured on Louella Reese Blog
Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone | Neutral Straw Tote, Espadrille Loafers and Yellow Midi Skirt styled on Louella Reese

c/o basic white tee shirt | yellow midi skirt {only available in red & black online} | straw tote {available in black only, similar in neutral} | floral bandana | espadrille loafers {on sale} | c/o white statement earrings | cable cuff | cable ring

A funny little behind the scenes story for you…I text Morgan a photo of me in this skirt when I tried it on and asked, “is this skirt too yellow for my brand?” Oh blogger problems haha. 

So while I recommended it above, I’m daring y’all now! I dare you to try a piece of clothing in a color you wouldn’t normally wear or are totally against this weekend. See if the color surprises you! When you try it, send me a direct message on Instagram and show me you completed the dare! Maybe I’ll share some of my favorites, if you’d like that is.

P.S. interested in finding your personal style or putting a label on it? Check out my post on What is Personal Style? How to Find It. How to Stick to It. {accept when it comes time to try a different color haha}. 

PHOTOS BY KRISTEN BISHOP DAY

30 Comments

  1. August 9, 2018 / 11:23 am

    I’m in love with your skirt! The silhouette is so pretty and I love the color.

    XOXO
    Cathy

  2. Liz
    August 9, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    What a darling skirt! I really tried that with orange lol! It surprised me how well it looked!

    • August 10, 2018 / 8:17 am

      Thank you Liz! Aw yay! I am so thrilled to hear you did that and loved the outcome.

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. Emily | Life with Emily
    August 9, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    This skirt looks gorgeous on you & with your skin tone! I need to step out of my neutral comfort zone haha!

    • August 10, 2018 / 8:19 am

      Thank you so much Emily! You totally should, you never know what you might like!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. August 9, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    I love this outfit! The yellow is seriously so cute! Stepping out of my color comfort zone (aka only neutrals) has been the best for me and I’ve been having so much fun trying out new pieces because of it!

    xx Caroline
    http://www.whenwear.com

    • August 10, 2018 / 8:20 am

      Thank you Caroline! Aw I am so happy to hear you’ve had such a great experience stepping out of your comfort zone. That is wonderful gal!

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. August 9, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    I know you love blue and white but girlfriend this yellow skirt is gorg on you! It’s the perfect easy breezy piece as we transition from Summer to Fall!

    xo, Sara

    • August 10, 2018 / 8:21 am

      🙂 Know me so well! Thank you lots lady! That makes my day. And you’re right, it’ll be a great piece for fall as well.

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. August 9, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    Such a cute outfit! You look darling in it!

  7. August 9, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    I’ve been seeing lots of red items lately that are catching my attention. But keep thinking “that’s not my brand/color scheme” .. should I try it?! You’re totally inspiring me!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  8. August 9, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    This outfit is way too cute babe! I love this skirt; been obsessed with this color lately too!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • August 10, 2018 / 8:24 am

      Aw thank you Kileen! It’s such a good color – especially for late summer, early fall.

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. August 10, 2018 / 12:13 am

    This outfit is so cute! I love the skirt!

    Xo, Steph

  10. August 10, 2018 / 11:40 am

    I am loving the yellow skirt!! Yellow is one of my fav colors to wear right now! So glad you stepped out of your comfort zone!

    • August 10, 2018 / 11:56 am

      Thank you Laura! Aw yay – love hearing you love the color. Thank you gal 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

  11. Jamaria Johnson
    August 13, 2018 / 1:07 am

    Adorable! I love this outfit especially the skirt because it’s my favorite color. Xo

  12. August 13, 2018 / 1:33 am

    Love that skirt and color on you! I love wearing different colors and yellow is one of my faves.

    xo, Laura

    • August 13, 2018 / 11:12 am

      Thank you so much Laura, I appreciate it gal! Love hearing yellow is your favorite, encouraging me to try it even more.

      xo Laura Leigh

  13. August 13, 2018 / 11:26 am

    Such a beautiful skirt and it looks great on you! It can be so tough to step out of our comfort zone, I find myself more often than always going back to black. Maybe I should try the challenge this week! x

    • August 14, 2018 / 8:21 am

      Thank you so much gal! I really appreciate that. Yes, I completely agree. It can be very tough at times. You absolutely should gal!

      xo Laura Leigh

  14. August 13, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    Love this skirt and the color on you!!

    xo, Hillary | hillheady.com

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